House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced on Friday his support for the anti-affirmative action initiative in California. Gingrich asserted, in a letter to Republican donors soliciting funds for the initiative, that the country must resolve the debate on affirmative action in favor of "individual rights over group rights." The initiative would place a state constitutional ban on gender and race preferences, which essentially eliminates any affirmative action programs for women and minorities.
Media Resources: Source: The Washington Post - October 28, 1995, A2
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .